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NFL shaking up playoff TV schedule, NBC/ESPN to air games

Discussion in 'NFL Zone' started by WoodysGirl, Apr 22, 2014.

  1. OhSnap

    OhSnap Well-Known Member

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    This'll be the test market for the expanded playoff games. If it goes well more water can be added to the kool aide. Maybe 9-7 will continue to become the standard for success in the NFL.
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  2. jobberone

    jobberone Right turn Clyde Staff Member

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    I'm changing your name from CyberB0b to BadBob. The original bad Bob.
  3. jobberone

    jobberone Right turn Clyde Staff Member

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    My wife likes to go to the sports bar anyway. The only thing she eats that's not really healthy is french fries. She is the Queen of French Fries.
  4. casmith07

    casmith07 I'm the best poster in the game!

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    The NFL has peaked. It's going to come back down soon.
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  5. Denim Chicken

    Denim Chicken Well-Known Member

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    Cuban? Is that you?
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  6. casmith07

    casmith07 I'm the best poster in the game!

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    I'm not going so far like Cuban to say it's going to go away, but ticket prices are soaring, the league is moving away from the violence of the game, the rampant desire to field a team in London...

    They should instead be focusing on the things that really improve the on-field product. But instead of that, they're figuring more ways to improve their in-wallet product.
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  7. WPBCowboysFan

    WPBCowboysFan Well-Known Member

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    Fantasy football is what will keep them relevant no matter what. People are addicted to it. Take away the fantasy part and somewhere between you and Cuban is right on target IMO.
  8. OhSnap

    OhSnap Well-Known Member

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    I got three words for a woman like that: keeper and designated driver.
  9. Corso

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    That and gambling even moreso...
  10. OhSnap

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    That whole England thing is a huge stretch, makes no sense what so ever. If they ever had their own team they would have to fly to the us 8 times a year. They must have some kinda 20 year plan to spread global and compete with soccer and start up an NFL Europe then have a Super Bowl, a European Bowl, then a Global Bowl between those two. You can never under estimate the greed of 31 billionaires.
  11. WPBCowboysFan

    WPBCowboysFan Well-Known Member

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    And now we can get into the "mafia controls the NFL" dialogue. :D
  12. casmith07

    casmith07 I'm the best poster in the game!

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    Both valid points. I definitely can subscribe to both.
  13. Super_Kazuya

    Super_Kazuya Well-Known Member

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    I think the general belief is that they would have a U.S. "base" and do two 3 game road trips and one 2 game road trip. While this would probably work fine for the most part, it sure would be hell on the players... almost to the point of a competitive disadvantage.
  14. justbob

    justbob The Peacemaker Staff Member

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    Don't be givin Bob a bad name.
  15. Corso

    Corso Well-Known Member

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    No, but gambling has a deep relationship with the NFL.
    Not so much on a "Mafia" level (although that very much does exist), but the millions upon millions gambled by individuals.

    Look up the numbers- the NFL has a chokehold on a TON of gambling dollars by tons of individuals and they tune in to watch their investment.
    That alone can keep the NFL afloat no matter what.
  16. OhSnap

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    It's a traveling circus show and too much strain on the players just to open up a small market IMO.

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